by - January 09, 2015


Goodreads Summary                                        5 STARS!!!

Consumed by guilt and rage, Celaena can't bring herself to spill blood for the King of Adarlan. She must fight back...

The Immortal Queen will help her destroy the king - for a price. But as Celaena battles with her darkest memories and her heart breaks for a love that could never last, can she fulfil the bargain and head the almighty court of Terrasen? And who will stand with her?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MY REVIEW

I can't believe i finally managed to get my hands on this book!!! So it was a very long book but never a dull moment. Everything was perfectly written and enthralling. The only complaint i have is that there was a lack of happening in part 1...

We meet new characters; Rowan and Aedion, Rowan is a fae prince and served the powerful queen Maeve. When Celaena reaches her targets the king had ordered her to kill-she does nothing. She sits on a roof and gets drunk. After a while she sets out to Maeve to find out about the wyrdkeys and all that stuff. Rowan and her had a very brutal relationship at first. It was purely made up of insults, violence or complete silence, But after a while you can see that they make a perfect team. Again, i'm reminded of Sam because Rowan had a similar relationship with Celaena. To me it felt like i was seeing Sam in Rowan. Now Aedion is Celaena's cousin and adores her. I think it might be love because he kept saying he'd give anything to see her just one more time...He's the King's general but is and faithful to his people-the people of Terassen. He's an extremely skilled warrior and has loads of resemblances to Celaena...

Now back to Dorian and Chaol. It seems to me that Chaol and Celaena are done. (TEAM DORIAN!!! even though i don't think they'll be together either...) Dorian confronts Chaol and tells him that he hates Celaena's fae part so he couldn't love her because he didn't get to choose the parts of her that he liked and those he didn't. (HIGH-FIVE DORIAN!!!) He realizes that Dorian is right and slowly starts to let Celaena go while Celaena also realizes this and starts to give him i really don't think there's hope there...

Dorian has changed a lot. He's no longer the funny prince he once was but a struggling price trying to kep his magic a secret from his own father...He finds a new love interest, Sorscha, a sweet healer working in the castle but they weren't right for each other. I was happy that he got someone to be himself with and smile more...I just hate that he had to suffer so much in this book when he had one of the kindest hearts in the whole series. The King of Adarlan is a piece of rotten seaweed soaked in elephant poop! I HATE HIM!!! he's purely evil and the things he does in this  book will seriously leave you shell-shocked at his lack of humanity...

We have a shifting perspective and the second perspective is from Manon Blackbeak-a witch. We learn about three clans; the blackbeaks, the bluebloods and the yellowlegs. If you remember from the previous book, Celaena had killed a yellowleg witch at the fair-she'd been the matron of her coven. I don't really know how i feel about Manon-she's a viiscious and heartless witch and we follow her and the covens as they try to claim flying beasts that the king of Adarlan had given them in exchange for an army. Then along with the beats that had been gifted to them, they would reclaim their territory, There's a pet relationship thing going on that was pretty cool. We meet the talking spiders that make Spidersilk and we even here about Captain Rolfe (the pirate for those who've read the assassin's blade)!!!!

As for Celaena i love that she starts to master her powers and we explore the world of history of the fae. Dorian and Celaena grow a lot in this book. And everyone sees the changes; changes that make them more like monarchs. 

Cliffhanger ending as usual but we do get to see Celaena's past-her first meeting with Dorian, her parents' murder and we uncover a lot of secrets that all lead up to the fall of Terassen and the disappearance of magic, Kind of felt like a boy overload-Dorian (still might be hope), Chaol (they've started to let each other go), Rowan( her perfect overprotective partner) or Aedion( the person who'd literally do anything for her)?????


Thoughts guys? who do you think she'll end up with???


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